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National Research Council OST STEM Learning Study. Dr. Nancy Peter, OSTRC Director, is participating in an NRC Committee on OST STEM Learning. This 13-person committee will develop a primer on successful OST STEM learning, based on evidence of successful practice and informed by a 2-day public workshop. For more information about the committee, go HERE.
The public workshop will take place in Washington D.C., on June 3-4, 2014. The goal of the workshop will be to identify the impacts of STEM learning experiences, and to explore how school and out-of-school environments can build upon and support one another. To register, go HERE; or contact Michael Feder for additional information.
Spring 2014 OSTRC Regional Resource Directories: NOW AVAILABLE!
Want to find the latest Traveling Services, Field Trip destinations, and other professional opportunities for OST staff? Discover them now with the release of the Spring 2014 version of our Regional Resource Directories! For more information about the OSTRC's Resource Directories, or to list your services, contact us.
Spring 2014 OSTRC Academy: March Session
The Academy is back and the Spring 2014 schedule is underway! We're getting things moving with the next session:
Thursday, March 6, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Session Title: Introduction to OST Resources
Location: Out-of-School Time Resource Center,
3815 Walnut Street, Phila PA 19104
The OSTRC Academy is a special workshop series that covers a range of professional themes and is available to all OST staff. To learn more and to view our upcoming schedule, CLICK HERE.
March Peer Networking Meeting
Wednesday, March 19, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Staff: Obtaining, Training, Retaining, and Motivating
Location: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ,
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Phila PA 19103
Philadelphia's Peer Networking Meetings are held every month and feature panel discussions on a range of OST-related topics. For more information, CLICK HERE!
March Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative (PYSC) Networking Seminar
Monday, March 24th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: "Financial Support for Youth Sports Programs"
Location: Temple University
PYSC Networking Seminars feature refreshments, networking, program announcements, small-group discussions, and peer panel presentations. For more information, click HERE